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Spalding JV boys lacrosse coach leaves for NAIA coaching job

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Archbishop Spalding junior varsity boys lacrosse coach Pete Campbell is leaving to coach at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky., the university announced.

The University of the Cumberlands is a member of the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics.

Campbell, a native of Hilliard, Ohio, coached at Pickerington Central High in 2012 and 2013, finishing with a 26-7 record, including an Ohio Capital Conference Head Coach of the Year Award in 2012 and Ohio Capital Conference championships both years.

"I'm very excited to have the opportunity to build a brand-new program from the ground up and really make my footprint. I can't wait to start,” Campbell said in a statement. “We will have some immediate challenges, of course, to overcome, including getting out and letting people know that Cumberlands now has a lacrosse program to offer as well as other benefits to attending UC.

"I have goals for the program to become sustainable, for us to have depth and great players from top to bottom. I want to have athletes that have great grades and are great people on and off the field so that they are a benefit in the community as well as on the field so we can compete for championships."

Spalding's JV team went 3-7 last season. The varsity team finished last season 7-12 and in last place in the formidable Maryland Interschoalstic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference.

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